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“Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself.”- Unknown
“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”- Unknown
By Chris Seeger
Our minds are the most useful tools in our lives. They can take us on incredible adventures in creativity, broaden our learning capability, push us to new limits and so much more. I often ask myself, why, if we have such amazing abilities granted to us as human beings, do most people not take full advantage of their gifts? Lately I have strayed a bit from my gift, (as we all do sometimes) because of the distractions of life. Every day, all day, ideas appear in my mind as if they were placed there for me to write down. Writing is difficult even when it is a passion or gift. Even so, as any decent writer will confirm, the real challenge is forcing myself to sit down and write. Dispelling all the distractions long enough to use your mind for something productive is arduous. Though, I find that once I have begun to concentrate on a lone task like writing, I am unstoppable. Many nights I have gone sleepless, unable to tear myself from my keyboard or shut out the constant flow of thoughts running through my mind. That, my friends, is the sign of a true gift. It is only possible because I choose to utilize the mind I have been afforded. Without making myself take the time to use my mind I never would have progressed in my life as much as I have this past year. I never would have come up with the insane idea to travel the world or start this blog. Both of which have changed my life drastically in the best way. Most people I have encountered don’t actually apply themselves to their strengths. Without employing their minds they are wasting their gifts, (whatever they may be) as they coast through life. The sad part is, I used to be a coaster. Over the past year I have pushed myself into a new and improved mindset. The only thing I know for sure is that I refuse to live my life on cruise control. Take action. Take control of your life, and for God’s sake, use your minds to their full potential. You never know what possibilities might unearth themselves once you do. More free minds make the world a better place.
“I don’t know what you’re up against, I don’t know what you’re facing. But here’s what I do know: You’ve got something special, you’ve got greatness in you, and I know it’s possible that you can live your dream.” —Les Brown
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”- Unknown
Lately I have struggled with the art of patience. Also with having the inner strength to take the mature route and continue planning and taking care of things that need to be done for my upcoming trip. The current monotony of my daily life makes the trip itself seem like a dream that I’ll never quite reach. Which is why more than ever I must stick to my guns and do what needs to be done. This quote seemed pretty perfect for me today. I cannot stress enough the importance of implementing patience and believing in hope. For me the beginning of a new journey is in sight. If I continue to bear my hardships patiently, my tomorrow will be as bright as my dreams.
“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”- Thich Nhat Hanh
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”- Helen Keller
“To make living itself an art, that is the goal.” – Henry Miller
“If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.”- Unknown
“Destiny is a funny thing. You never know how things might work out. But if you keep an open mind and an open heart, I promise you will find your destiny some day.” -Iroh